Pioneer has announced a new addition to their professional DJ line of headphones. The flagship HDJ-2000-W ($450) and the HDJ-1500-W ($209) are now available in matte white, in addition to the current silver and black chrome models. The new color option compliments the existing high quality sound performance already offered by these headphones while adding a dash of additional style.
The very top of the line HDJ-2000-W includes features designed for comfort, durability, and exceptional sound quality. With a frame and hinges made out of magnesium for strength, these cans are designed to stand up to continuous use. From Pioneer’s description of the HDJ-2000-W’s features:
Excellent Sound Quality – To achieve exceptional sound quality, the headphones feature 38 micrometer diaphragms to deliver more bass, large 50mm drivers, and a rolled voice coils for a linear output from bass to treble. The HDJ-2000s also use an airtight sewing and damper for the ear pads that help improve sound quality, especially in the mid-to-high frequency ranges.
Snug Fit for Comfortable Wear – The ear pads and head pad utilize synthetic protein leather and low-reaction urethane foam for a snug and comfortable fit.
The HDJ-1500-W, a step below the 2000-Ws, are designed for the rigors of professional DJ use. Featuring a magnesium alloy frame like its 2000-W cousin, the HDJ-1500-W have an individually replaceable cable to extend the life of the headphones. The ear cups are also designed to block outside noise while delivering high quality sound, so you can focus on mixing without outside distraction. From Pioneer’s description, the HDJ-1500-W features include:
Superior Sound Quality – Built with high-quality components, the HDJ-1500s deliver perfectly balanced sound across all frequencies. The headphones feature copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, large 50 mm drivers, rare earth magnets and 38μm-thick diaphragms to produce deeper bass notes and accurate delivery of other low to medium frequencies, such as kicks and snares.
Sound Isolating Design – To decrease background noise during monitoring and mixing tracks, the HDJ-1500s feature an innovative sound-isolation chamber as part of its bass reflex port to isolate low and medium frequencies (300 Hz to 1,300 Hz) by as much as 4 decibels compared to the previous HDJ-1000 model. The design also results in a cleaner, better defined mid-bass/mid-range audio response.
Slated to go on sale in December 2012, the HDJ-1500-W will be available for a suggested price of $209, while the HDJ-2000-W will be $450.